OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
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India-. This past August 13, India’s Cuba Solidarity Committee, in coordination with the Cuban Embassy in that country, organized an act honoring the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, on his 91st birthday.
During the emotional meeting, members of the solidarity committee and the Communist Party of India, recalled the struggle of the Cuban people under the guidance of Fidel, and denounced the continuation of the U.S. blockade against the island.
Arun Kumar, Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) International Relations secretary, emphasized the Comandante’s altruistic spirit and cooperation efforts with dozens of nations facing humanitarian crises, such as the Ebola outbreak which affected several West African countries and the earthquakes in Pakistan and Nepal.
Sonia Gupta, secretary general of the All-India Peace and Solidarity Organization (AIPSO), highlighted Fidel’s role in many of the island’s most important achievements.
D. Raja, national secretary of the CPI recalled his unique experience listening to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution speak before a large crowd in Havana’s Revolution Square in 1978. He noted that Fidel's legacy will not only remain among Cubans, but also among all revolutionaries of the world.
Cuban Ambassador in India, Oscar Martínez, referring to the Comandante, spoke about his unbreakable bond with Cuba and the entire historical process of the last 60 years. He also emphasized Fidel’s spirit of solidarity, internationalism, and humanism, which will live on in the new generations of Cubans, committed to his ideas, his struggle and his thinking.
Indian university students also participated in the tribute where they performed the famous songs “Y en eso llegó Fidel”, "Hasta siempre comandante," and "La Guantanamera".
Ambassadors and diplomats from Vietnam, Laos, Bolivia, Venezuela, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea also attended the gathering. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba India).